Thursday, July 20, 2017

On Changing Your Mind

If you're viewing this on a web browser, I'd like to apologize that the design is currently half finished. I learned earlier this week that some of the elements of my old design were no longer supported so I decided that was a sign that my blog needed a little refresh.

Well, before I decided that, actually, I really found myself wondering if I even wanted to blog anymore. It really feels like I have a hard time keeping up with it these days and blogging is so, so different than it was when I first started over six years ago. 

I thought really hard about taking this opportunity to just close this door, removing the guilt I feel when I realize I have written in way too long.

Yet, I do find blogging so therapeutic. I always loved to write and really wanted to be a novelist when I was younger. Who knows, maybe I will pursue that one day. This seems like the perfect segue in to what this is all really about. 

I have really been struggling with my identity over the past year and a half. When I was teaching I loved my job for many years. Then, all of a sudden I didn't anymore. What just one year before was something I looked forward to every day, hours spent loving on and pouring into a population who really needed someone to invest in them, creativity poured in to lessons and activities, and just a whole lot of passion for what I was doing quickly turned into something completely different.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Coffee + Conversation

Happy Monday! After a busy couple weeks, I'm taking a minute with my coffee this morning to pop in and document what we've been up to this summer. We are in such a busy stage of life right now but it is really fun.

Madeline is loving playing in the pool this summer. It is one of her words. "Pooooooool," she says every morning when she wakes up. Sometimes, we'll fill up this little plastic $4 baby pool and let her splash around on the back deck. Sometimes we'll go to our neighborhood pool our the pool at our country club. She is definitely a water baby. So much joy when she's playing outside.

We have lots of cute matching outfits that we've been sporting this summer. I have a serious baby clothes problem. Whenever I buy us something that matches, I always get it for her in two sizes so this matching little set is from last year and I love seeing how much she has changed since she was swimming in the 3-6 month version last summer.